€240,000 tax paid

3-cabin, 2-heads performance cruiser

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelGrand Soleil 46
DesignerBotin & Partners
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingLa Spezia, Italy


EngineVolvo D2-55
Fuel Capacity250l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity300l


LET ME SEA is the perfect combination of Botin design brilliance and Cantiere del Pardo build quality. Fully equipped as fast cruising and racing yacht with an extensive performance inventory, new sail wardrobe and luxurious cruising interiors.


LET ME SEA is a one-owner race version of the Grand Soleil 46 Performance and boasts many specification highlights including:-

• 3-cabin, 2-heads interior layout with Oak joinery
• Airex foam core structure with carbon internal grid reinforcement
• Teak laid decks with light caulking
• Carbon fibres sails - 2016
• Racing rig with tow-spreader keel-stepped mast and rod standing rigging.
• Manual backstay adjuster
• Harken Performa winches
• Carbon composite helm wheels
• Garmin instrument package
• Folding cockpit table
• Drop-down bathing platform
• Eberspacher diesel-fired hot air cabin heating

LET ME SEA is very much for sale and ready to go.


Batnytt: Superior Italian elegance is what those sailors looking for performance meet in the Grand Soleil 46. Luxury look with the brand’s typical low, flat coachroof and stylish long black windows, speak of style and clever taste. In exterior design no other yard has matched del Pardo for some years and the 46 is again proof of how set goals are kept. Neat deck layout that makes her easy to control as a solo skipper or with a crew. Inside furnishings are best in class. Again Grand Soleil maintains their high ambitions with great sense of quality in the details.

Seilas: A stylish and fast cruiser with a bit of taste from bigger yachts. It's very hard to point out the boat's weak points, and the price makes it a good buy. Grand Soleil contemporary style is impressive.

Yachtrevue: A well done compromise between racing and cruising; one of the best cockpits I have seen; nice styling under deck; fantastic acceleration in light gusts; easy behaviour in rough seas.

Yacht&Sail: A good example of how a Grand Soleil is supposed to be, she showed a fantastic sailing ability even with her spacious and luxurious interior arrangements. Good results in high level racing confirmed the performance capability of the Botin design. The deck is a good compromise between racing ergonomics and cruising comfort, with some "maxi-yacht" items, such as flush hatches and the wide toerail. Last but not least, the interior style is in typical Italian, simple and linear but warm and cosy. At last Pardo is back!

Yachting World: Superb Botin hull form, spacious cockpit layout and modern, workable interior. Sexy in a way only Italians can do, with her grey caulked deck matched with light oak inside, she's stable and easy to handle, in rough weather too. Her balance and response makes her a true delight to helm. An extremely tight category that's been clinched by this dictionary definition of a modern performance cruiser.

Voile Magazine: Stunning look, impressive deck, wide cockpit, rather modern and well designed accommodations, and something more: it performs extremely well. For sure the quality of the mast and the good sails takes a good part in this judgement. But if you want to have the first boat on the finishing line, the boat everyone looks at in a marina, and you can afford the state of the art technology, then go for it ! The Grand Soleil 46 is the performance cruiser of the year and deserves it.

Yacht: Grand Soleil have found their tracks again. What started promisingly with the 43 in 2006 has turned into a really great overall package with this latest performance cruiser. A-best-of-both-worlds-boat: offering lots of cruising comfort as well as race-winning potential. And it comes with a distinctive look and feel as well.

• European Yacht of the Year 2010



RCD Status:
• The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”

Hull Construction:
• Hull and deck built in sandwich construction with glass biaxial and unidirectional fabrics.
• The infusion technique is used to maximise rigidity and minimise weight.
• Core (AIREX) of different densities according to stress area is vacuum bonded.
• Further reinforcements are positioned in high stress areas.
• Use of solid laminate around keel, rudder and through hull fittings for maximum strength.
• Hull and deck are bonded together using a structural acrylic glue derived from the aircraft industry.
• The internal grid, made of galvanized steel.
• The grid absorbs loads from keel, mast and shrouds.
• The deck area near the mast is reinforced and the core of the sandwich is made of marine plywood.
• Transom laminate with unidirectional fibres to maximise rigidity.
• Bulwark integrated with the hull laminate to guarantee greater torsional rigidity, brass reinforcements for stanchions, pulpits and deck equipment.
• The central chain plates are recessed to the hull, fixed to the bulwark and are joined to the boat’s internal structure.
• The aft and stern chain plates are internally laminated to the hull and recessed.
• 8mm vacuum-bonded teak laid side decks and cockpit with light caulking.
• White gelcoat topsides

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Sandwich construction made with AIREX foam core
• The deck area near the mast is reinforced and the core of the sandwich is made of marine plywood.
• Bulwarks integrated with the hull laminate
• Teak laid deck and cockpit with light caulking

Keel & Rudder:
• The T-shaped keel guarantees high performance and stability.
• The bulb and in are just one piece with a fusion of lead and antimony.
• The keel is coupled to the hull by means of a steel plate recessed
• to the hull to minimize friction and to reduce local loads.
• The internal grid of the keel is made of steel and extends all along
• the blade to guarantee maximum strength.
• Epoxy products are applied to the surface of the bulb and keel.
• The rudder is balanced and made of high-density expanded material.
• The rudder stock is made of stainless steel with welded wings for
• improved blade strength and safety.
• An emergency tiller is provided.


Engine & gearbox:
• Volvo Penta D2-55 4-cylinder naturally aspirated 55hp diesel engine
• Volvo saildrive gearbox
• Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
• Single engine control lever on starboard side

Service, Maintenance & Performance:
• Cruising speed – approx 7.7 knots
• Maximum speed – approx 8.5 knots

Propulsion & Steering:
• GORI 3-balded folding propeller
• Steering column, quadrant and pulleys are easily accessible by a cockpit hatch.
• Rudder stock mounted with bottom self-aligning bearing.
• 2x carbon composite steering wheels mounted outboard for easy passage through cockpit.


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower or inverter

Battery Banks:
• 1x 70Ah 12vDC engine start battery
• 3x 12vDC service batteries joined in parallel - 2016

Charging / Inverter:
• 60 Amp automatic battery charger

• 115Ah engine-mounted alternator

Other Electrical:
• 12V and 230V sockets in the galley, chart table, owner and guest cabins.
• Electric control panel with cut-out switches, voltmeter and ampere meter showing service consumption.
• All wiring and cables pass through special inner tubes and junction boxes for easy maintenance.


Fresh Water:
• Pressurised fresh water supply via 12vDC pressure pump
• Hot water supplied via engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in 25 litre well insulated hot water tank

Bilge Pumps:
• 12vDC electric automatic bilge pump for main bilge
• 12vDC electric automatic bilge pump for aft lazarette
• 2x 12vDC automatic electric pumps for aft and front shower discharge
• Manual bilge pump


• 250 litre fuel tank with deck filler and fuel level gauge on deck.

Fresh Water:
• 2x rigid polyethylene water tanks with an approx capacity of 300 litres with anti-surge baffles.
• The tanks are located below the beds in the aft cabins.
• Deck fillers for tanks

Holding Tank:
• Black water holding tank


• 2x Garmin 5012 GPS chart plotter
• Garmin GHC 10
• Garmin wind, speed and depth transducers
• Garmin autopilot
• Steering compasses

Communications Equipment:
• VHF with DSC


• Gimballed stainless gas cooker with 3-burners and oven
• Top-opening 12vDC second refrigerator
• Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot & cold water supply

Heating & Ventilation:
• EBERSPACHER diesel-fired hot air cabin heating system
Heating & Ventilation:
• Led ceiling lamps ensure adequate lighting for all the interior.

• Stereo system with speakers


Summary of Accommodation:
• Three cabins layout with owner’s cabin forward. Ensuite heads for owner’s cabin and further day heads aft.

Accommodation Finish:
• Interior furnishings and floorboards are made of oak wood
• Hanging lockers in white painted wood.
• The cabin sole is in 15 mm thick plywood clad with oak wood with a groove surface finish.
• Berth cushions are covered with pre-washed cotton textile#
• Main saloon settee cushion are made of blue micro-fibre.

Accommodation layout from Forward:

Owner’s Cabin:
• King size bed with storage underneath
• Side lockers around
• Double-door cabinet with hangers and shelves. 2 LED reading lights.
• 12V and 230V plugs

Owner’s head:
• Head bulkheads inished in white.
• Marine toilet Jabsco.
• Separated shower compartment and dedicated mixer tap.
• Sensor-equipped electric pump to drain the shower bilge automati- cally or manually.

Main saloon:
• “C” shaped dining area with large table
• Sliding bench mounted on rails with side opening for stowage space. Wide sofa on starboard side
• Sliding table on tracks for easier access to seats
• Stowage rack and numerous side lockers with pistons.

• Double stainless steel sink.
• White resin galley work top.
• Pressurised hot and cold fresh water.
• Hinged door with rubbish bin.
• 2 burner gas stove with oven.
• Top access fridge compartment with baskets and 12V compressor.
• Drawers with soft close mechanism.
• Stowage above work top and plate rack.
• 12V and 230V sockets.

Chart Table:
• Large chart table with storage space.
• Built-in solid wood hand rail.
• 12V and 230V sockets.
• Chart LED light.
• Navigation seat.
• Main electric control panel for 220V and 12V sections.

Aft head:
• Tecma electric heads with holding tank
• Wash basin with hot/cold pressure tap. Dedicated mixer tap for shower. Mirror.
• Sensor-equipped electric pump to drain shower bilge automatically or manually.

Port side and starboard cabins:
• Double bed with storage underneath.
• Double-door wardrobe with hangers, shelves, shoe compartment and seat.
• Shelve on hull sides.
• Ventilation and light is provided by 2 large opening port holes for each cabin.
• Wide panel to access and inspect engine and technical compartment. 12V and 230V sockets.
2 LED reading lights.


• Sparcraft Performance Range aluminium alloy spars
• Keel-stepped racing mast with 2-sets of swept-back spreaders
• Rod vang adjustable from cockpit
• Adjustable jib tracks
• Lazyjacks
• Spinlock jammers
• Carbon fibre bowsprit
• German mainsheet system

• Harken Performa racing winch package
• 2x 2-speed self-tailing primary winches
• 2x 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet winches
• 1x 2-speed self-tailing halyard / control line winch
• 1x 2-speed self-tailing electric main halyard / control line winch

• VELMAN full batten carbon double platinum – 2016
• VELMAN 106% Jib carbon double platinum – 2016
• Dacron full batten cruising main
• Dacron cruising jib
• Gennaker with snuffer

• 25mm diameter stainless steel stanchions with 5 mm stainless steel cable guardrails with turnbuckles.
• Open bow pulpit with built-in navigation LED support.
• Split stern pulpit with built-in navigation LED support.
• Bathing platform, manually operated, clad in 8 mm vacuum-bonded teak.
• Lifting steering wheel footrests.
• Recessed spray hood garage.
• Self-draining cockpit.
• Hot and cold shower on aft deck.

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 12vDC 1,000w electric reversing anchor windlass with remote control
• Anchor with chain

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Lazy bag for cruising
• Sprayhood
• Awning


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Viewing arrangements

Lying La Spezia, Italy

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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